Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Positive 1v1 Play

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Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ's

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ's
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SAQ's (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Two equal teams, 2 ladders and 4 cones all in a symetrical position

-First person in each team performs designated movement (by coach) through the ladder, then they explode right and run around the cone and down to a serving player

-The serving playing passes the ball to the oncoming player who then passes it back with one touch (instep)

-The server then stops and leaves the ball to the next player (the one who completed the pass) and runs to the furthest ladder

-Players repeat drill until they have been once on both the left and right ladders; the coach then changes the movement i.e. lateral movement, hopping, juming etc

Coaching points:

-Use of correct running mechanics

-Drive foot through the ground for maximum force

-Explode off end ladder and cone to gain speed

-Eye on ball when approaching and passing to server

Progressions:

-Server has ball in hands for oncoming player to volley/half volley

-Perform multiple volleys/half volleys on both feet

-Player waits at cones and demands the ball from server (longer pass) and then passes back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tekkers Lane

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Tekkers Lane (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Depending on number of players set up 2 mini squares; one after the other

-Start by perfroming desginated skill/footwork on baseline. When coach blows whistle the players stop the ball and move on to the next line up to perform the next designated skill

-Players only move side to side

Coaching points:

-Use both feet the same amount of time

-Can we keep our heads up?

-Try to stay along the line; not moving forwards or backwards

Progressions:

-Coach uses hand signal instead of whistle to encourage players to keep looking up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (20 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game in 15x15 yeard square

-Coach feeds ball into the middle and player from each team enters

-First player to dribble through gate wins the game

Coaching points:

-Quality and deception in first touch

-Ability to shield and protect the ball in tight spaces

-Use of multiple changes of direction and speed

-Read visual cue of defenders body position

Progressions:

-Vary the service of the entry ball

-Collect two gates to win

-Play 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Play

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1v1 Play (20 mins)

Set-up:

-16x8 yard grid with two mini-goals and two different teams

-Two players from each team play 1v1 with players on outside keeping the ball in play if needed

-If a red scores for example, he will turn and sprint to his goal and touch the crossbar. The blue will have already retrieved the ball from the goal and attack the opposite goal at speed

-Play for 60 seconds, constant 1v1 pressure

Coaching points:

-Play postively against other player

-What skills can be used to beat the defender

-Speed of scorer to get back to their crossbar and then defend

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided game

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Small sided game (20 mins)

Set-up:

-3v3 games on two different pitches

-Play short, high-intense games

Coaching points:

-Encourage and praise skills used in previous games in the session

-If a player can take a defender on and score they get 2 goals (1v1 scenario)

-Reinforce passing technique and correct foot surfaces

Progressions:

-N/A


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